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Poster: longbordz Date: Dec 31, 2007 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: New Years Eve - way back -

Trying to fill out the details of a New Years Eve concert I was at the Winterland in, I believe, 1968.

During Hot Tunas opening song, Bill Graham and a big guy came out and physically removed a guy from the main floor right in front of us because he had finished a grocery bag of 6-paks and was non-stop screaming "Hot Toooooooooooooooooona" standing up, then falling down on everybody around him.

I know the Dead did the midnight set because I remember Bill Graham and some other guy running around in diapers, and a father time guy, and I remember Grace yelling Good Morning People as breafast was being served.

.... but there's a lot of fog for me that night, too.

Who else played that night?

Can anybody fill in the musical gaps?

Do set lists exist?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 31, 2007 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Years Eve - way back -

your story doesn't add up. nice try

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 31, 2007 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Years Eve - way back -

whats up longboards this is the only show i know of with a report of two guy's in diapers!!! lol!!!as for hot tuna being there i dont know http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shnf but check out 12-31-70 for a hot tuna set here on archive!!! peace and happy new year!!! wwwd :)

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Dec 31, 2007 11:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Years Eve - way back -

longbordz: from "www.dead.net:"
"The Fillmore Scene at Winterland" - 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM - "Includes Breakfast" - billing: GD; QMS; It's A Beautiful Day; Santana

And here's a picture of Jerry from 12-31-1968
http://www.dead.net/sites/deadbeta.rhino.com/files/images/19681231_0318.jpg (after 30-years I discover he was a left-handed guitar player ....)

Somebody posted this:
http://www.dead.net/fanphotos/tickets

..As for the diaper-thing: I'd rather not even think about that image so you're on your own.

Hope you find what you're looking for (on any level),
--- AshesRising

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Poster: crazyin69 Date: Dec 31, 2011 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Years Eve - way back -

My memory of this night is so sketchy, it was 43 years ago tonight. It was new years eve 1968 and I have searched for years for anyone who has any of some of the same memories of this night as I do. I was there and have the most bizarre recollections of the night. I cant believe I actually found another soul on this earth in which I have some 'crossover' memories. I was only 17, not on any drugs that I remember, maybe alcohol and 'whites' as they were called at the time but no psychedelics. At midnight 2 white stallion horses came from opposite corners of Winterland and there was a man on each horse in diapers throwing daisy's from a basket. I remember having to get out of the way of the horse as it came but reached up at the last minute to get a daisy and was so careful to stash it in my back pocket. I was blown away, could not believe what happened. When I woke up the next morning the first thing I did was go to get that daisy from my pocket to prove my astonishing story to all, and it was not there. Nobody ever believed me over the years whenever I recanted the story, nobody. Some going as far as to tell me I had experienced a 'mass hallucination'! I remember hearing tell of a breakfast and scrambled eggs being served but no other details there. I don't recall Hot Tuna being there or playing at all. I do remember Bill Graham on stage in a diaper and maybe Father Time. My memory of this night is so sketchy, it was 43 years ago tonight. The poster says the line up was 'Its a beautiful day' 'Greatful Dead' 'Santana' and 'Quicksilver'. What say you?

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Poster: Marin1968 Date: May 20, 2012 12:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Years Eve - way back -

I say...I was there at that concert, although I don't think I stayed all night. The air was thick with pot smoke and one could almost get stoned from breathing the air. And you were not hallucinating. Bill Graham and another person came riding in on white horses from stage right and stage left. I recall Bill Graham riding right up onto the stage. Everyone was so blown away by that. Much of my memory from that night is hazy, too. I think the poster was correct. Although I am a big Dead fan, and attended about 30 Dead concerts before 1970, my most vivid musical memory of that night is the two guitars of Quicksilver. I too wonder if there is a playlist or even any tapes from that night. And it was definitely December 31, 1968.

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Poster: luizsantos Date: Sep 9, 2012 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: San francisco new years eve 18

Taking place at the Westin, the A-List New Year's Eve party never disappoints. Top Notch DJ talent, room after room of amazing decor and music and a full open bar make this one of the best events year after year. Grab a room at the Westin for the best pre and post-party fun!

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Poster: luizsantos Date: Sep 9, 2012 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: San francisco new years eve 18

Join us for a magical evening of fun, friends, and memories as we cap off the year together and toast to more good times in the new year! We encourage all guests to dress to impress and come prepared with your dance shoes.

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Poster: longbordz Date: Dec 31, 2007 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: New Years Eve - way back - 1968 ! !

Okay.. I called one of the people that attended that show with me.... she assures me it was 1968, as she had just graduated HS, and I still had a semester.

Not only does she rememeber the guys in diapers, she remembered the QMS set and the scrambled eggs and sweet rolls at breakfast.

I think the Sons did a set that night, but she remembers NRPS. We both rememebr HT, GD and JA. Now, can anybody point out an accurate accounting of New Years Eve, 1969, Winterland?

Funny thing is, the only archive I can dredge up says that NYE '68 show was GD, Santana and IABD.... which I know is wrong. I wasn't THAT gone....

It's hazy, but I'm puttin' it together. 40 yrs next year.

WALSTIB

bordz

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 31, 2007 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Years Eve - way back -

thats cool !!!:) longboardz must have been the kool aid with them scrambled eggs in 1968!!!have a great new years 2008 peace wwd!!

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Poster: longbordz Date: Dec 31, 2007 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Years Eve - way back -

Wooohooo, I'm getting closer... another person on this forum was there!!!!
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Reviewer: razzrose - - January 29, 2006
Subject: Rehearsal?

I was at the New Years's Eve, 12/31/1968 to 1/1/1969 show at Winterland San Francisco. Donkey and diapered New Year Baby BillGraham coming in before Quicksilver opened with "AllI Ever Wanted to Do Was Love You" after midnight.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 31, 2007 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Years Eve - way back -

the closest show that matches what you're saying is 12-31-66 with JA, GD, and QMS but that was Fillmore not Winterland. 12-31-70 was GD, Hot Tuna, but no Quicksilver and no Airplane therfore no Grace.

According to what's been written in Bill Graham's book, Jim Haynie was the name of the guy who dressed in the diaper.

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Poster: longbordz Date: Dec 31, 2007 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Years Eve - way back -

the closest show that matches what you're saying is 12-31-66

Nope. The show that matches my first GD show is my first GD show. That was 12/31/68, opening with Hot Tuna, closing at dawn with the the Airplane and scrambled eggs and sweet rolls.

The middle was QMS, GD ... but the rest is , uh, fuzzy...

Happy New Year!



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Poster: ghostofghostofrbnw Date: Feb 6, 2008 12:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Years Eve - way back -

smells like glue....hey he lives.....drop dead....moron

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